Tag: aviation biofuels

Sustainable aviation biofuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to United Airlines

Sustainable aviation biofuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to United Airlines

January 24, 2016 |

AltAir Fuels will begin regularly scheduled deliveries of sustainable biojet fuel to United, at LAX in 2016. AltAir’s Paramount, California-based refinery converts sustainable feedstocks, like non-edible natural oils and agricultural wastes, into low-carbon, renewable jet fuel. This biofuel is price-competitive with traditional, petroleum-based jet fuel, but achieves a 50 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions […]

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The airlines: who’s doing what in aviation biofuels?

The airlines: who’s doing what in aviation biofuels?

October 19, 2015 |

Who’s a Major Player, who’s a Pioneer, who’s committed, who’s monitoring the space as a stakeholder? We look at 45 airlines and their efforts in bringing low-carbon fuels to the marketplace.   What are airlines and jet manufacturers doing to foster aviation biofuels? Quite a bit — in some cases,  just about all they can given the rough shape […]

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United Airlines invests $30M in Fulcrum BioEnergy; inks $1.5B+ in aviation biofuels contracts

United Airlines invests $30M in Fulcrum BioEnergy; inks $1.5B+ in aviation biofuels contracts

June 30, 2015 |

Fly the environmentally friendly skies – historic aviation biofuels agreement for direct airline investment, and more than $1.5 billion in offtake options. What’s it all about?  In California, United Airlines announced a $30 million direct investment in advanced biofuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, obtained an option to invest in five future commercial-scale aviation biofuels plants, and signed offtake agreements for up […]

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What’s new, different and hot in military and aviation biofuels

What’s new, different and hot in military and aviation biofuels

February 19, 2015 |

It’s been a year of deployment and globalization. Here are the most important items to know. Back in 1927, 100,000 people flooded Le Bourget Airport in Paris to greet Charles Lindbergh as he completed the first solo, non-stop, transatlantic crossing by plane. Now, it’s done by dozens of pilots every day, who have no one […]

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Up in the Air: Can aviation save the Renewable Fuel Standard?

Up in the Air: Can aviation save the Renewable Fuel Standard?

September 17, 2014 |

Declining gasoline demand, blend walls, lack of blender pumps, a fight over E15 ethanol, food vs fuel — it all looks pretty dire for the US Renewable Fuel Standard target of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel by 2022. Or does it? Does the key to making everyone happy lie 8 miles high, in the aviation sector? […]

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8 trends driving aviation biofuels today

8 trends driving aviation biofuels today

August 6, 2014 |

Feedstock, BRICSA development are the pace-setters this year. Case in point, SkyNRG advances with Boeing, South African Airways on tobacco-based biofuels. In South Africa, we hear that SkyNRG is undertaking its first major feedstock project in South Africa, featuring a nicotine-free energy tobacco crop that’s developed by Sunchem under the name of Solaris. Which is an […]

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First commercial biofuels flight from Sweden, as Karlstad Airport installs biofuels storage capacity, teams with SkyNRG, British Midland

First commercial biofuels flight from Sweden, as Karlstad Airport installs biofuels storage capacity, teams with SkyNRG, British Midland

June 26, 2014 |

In Sweden, biofuels-powered flights have begun from Sweden, operated by BMI between Karlstad and Frankfurt and by Nextjet between Karlstad and Stockholm. Meanwhile, Karlstad Airport has become the first airport in Europe to install a fixed storage tank facility for aviation biofuel. The facility officially opened on Thursday 26 June and the first regular commercial […]

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BRICS and mortar: the fast-growing BRIC economies take aim at aviation biofuels

BRICS and mortar: the fast-growing BRIC economies take aim at aviation biofuels

March 10, 2014 |

Brazil, Russia, India and China — and throw in South Africa for a complete BRICSA set. The vaunted new economic engines for the 21st century — and, lately, home to a beehive of activity around drop-in, sustainable, aviation biofuels. What’s up, with whom, where, when and why? In the motion picture Casablanca, most of the […]

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Whatever happened to aviation biofuels? New report from Australia rates the prospects.

Whatever happened to aviation biofuels? New report from Australia rates the prospects.

December 3, 2013 |

Qantas, Shell, AISAF, SkyNRG, Solena and others collaborate on on an illuminating supply chain analysis of sustainable aviation fuels. Which one is technically ready, but feedstock-starved? Which one has affordable feedstock but the technology is not proven in prime time? Read on. There’s been so much uproar in road transport with revisions to EU targets […]

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Commercial aviation biofuels: Translating green ambitions into green miles

Commercial aviation biofuels: Translating green ambitions into green miles

July 5, 2013 |

How to get from available field to affordable fuel in 14 steps. The MASBI report is out, and that’s good.  But, what are the immediate steps, and why these 14 and why not others, and why this way? The Digest gets the scoop from Honeywell UOP’s Jim Rekoske. Last week, the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels […]

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